Top 5 Volunteer Opportunities for Your Teen

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When you mention the word “volunteer” to your teenager, your suggestion may be met with moans of resistance. However, volunteering is a very worthy and valuable way for your teen to fill his or her free time. The key to convincing your teenager that volunteering is a good idea is to find a volunteer opportunity […]

5 Fun Summer Bonding Activities You Can Do With Your Teen

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As the school year winds down, the warm weather returns, and the days get longer. Parents know that it is only a matter of time before they hear the words, “I’m bored!” coming from their teenage child’s mouth. Though many teens are old enough to get a summer job or entertain themselves for some time, […]

Potential Ways to Decrease Insurance Premiums with a Teen Driver

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Having a new teenage driver in the house is nerve-wracking and very expensive. In addition to the purchase of a car, gas, registration, and inspections, parents need to worry about the new monthly expense of car insurance. While car insurance is necessary, it is very expensive to insure a teen driver. Insurance expenses can easily […]

Trouble in Paradise: Helping Your Teen Through a Break-Up

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Losing one’s first love is a difficult and heart-wrenching time. The pain and heartache of a breakup stays with a person throughout their lives, so parents of teenagers still remember exactly what their children are going through when they breakup with their girlfriend or boyfriend. Parents often wonder what they can do to help their […]

5 Steps to Finding College Grants and Scholarships

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There is no way to deny it, college is expensive. While community colleges and state colleges are often cheaper than their private college counterparts, paying for college puts a strain on the family’s budget. Thankfully, students have many grants and scholarships available to them that will help cover the costs of tuition, room and board. […]

Helping Your Teen Find the Perfect Summer Job

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Filling your teen’s days with meaningful, quality, and beneficial activities is one of the biggest challenges of parenting. This is particularly true once summer rolls around and the school year comes to an end. Working a summer job is an ideal option for many teens. Parents can help their teen find the perfect summer job, […]

Productive Summer Activities to Prepare Your Teen for College

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The summer after senior year is a busy time. Teens are busy working summer jobs, spending time with friends, and getting ready to head off to college. Though summer is certainly a time to unwind and have some fun before the busy school year begins, it is also a great opportunity to prepare for the […]

The Best Ways to Teach Your Teen to Drive

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Teaching your teenager to drive is a stress inducing and sometimes scary idea. Once a teen reaches driving age and proves that they are responsible enough to be behind the wheel of a car, parents have a big decision to make in terms of how their teenager will learn to drive. There are two main […]